Inside the borders of Harrison Street, the 580 freeway and Grand Avenue is the lively neighborhood of Adams Point. Located on the north shore of Lake Merritt, the community has easy access to the 3.4 mile walking path that skirts around Lake Merritt, lit up at night by a pretty “Necklace of Lights.” In Adams Point, you’ll often find residents walking the streets at various times of day, enjoying Adams Point’s close proximity to nearby amenities: the parks and paths of Lake Merritt, nearby Whole Foods, or the growing list of cafes and eateries along Grand Avenue. Homes in the community are mostly Craftsman Bungalows and Mediterranean style houses from the 1920s and 1930s, mixed with condo buildings, duplexes and apartment buildings (many of them in stunning classic architectural styles). Many residents of Adams Point enjoy stunning views of the lake and the downtown skyline, and easy access to public transportation and freeway entrances.
Adams point was named for Edsel Adams, an early Oakland landowner who owned a wide swath of land including what is now Adams Point.